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Refugee rights : ethics, advocacy, and Africa

Author: David Hollenbach
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2008.
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Of the over 33 million refugees and internally displaced people in the world today, a disproportionate percentage are found in Africa. Most have been driven from their homes by armed strife, displacing people into settings that fail to meet standards for even basic human dignity. Protection of the human rights of these people is highly uncertain and unpredictable. Many refugee service agencies agree advocacy on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Refugee rights.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007034412
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Hollenbach
ISBN: 9781435648708 1435648706 158901202X 9781589012028 9781589014053 1589014057
OCLC Number: 503447090
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 264 pages) : map
Contents: There is more than one way of dying : an Ethiopian perspective on long term stays in refugee camps / Abebe Feyissa with Rebecca Horn --
What we owe to refugees and IDPs : an inquiry into the rights of the forcibly displaced / William O'Neill --
Burundian refugees in western Tanzania : responsibilities for advocacy / Joint Commission for Refugees of the Burundi and Tanzania Episcopal Conferences --
The right to freedom of movement for refugees in Uganda / Lucy Hovil and Moses Chrispus Okello --
The plight of urban refugees in Nairobi, Kenya / John Burton Wagacha and John Guiney --
Protection as capability expansion : practical ethics for assisting urban refugees / Loren Landau --
Sexual violence, gender roles, and displacement / Binaifer Nowrojee --
Justice, women's rights, and forced migration / Susan Martin --
Human rights, the use of force, and displacement in the Great Lakes region : Reflections on a troubling trend / Khoti Kamanga --
Internally displaced people, sovereignty, and the responsibility to protect / David Hollenbach --
Internally displaced persons in northern Uganda : a challenge for peace and reconciliation / Lam Oryem Cosmas --
Justice and peace : reintegration and reconciliation of returning displaced persons in post-conflict situations / Stephen J. Pope --
Key ethical issues in the practices and policies of refugee-serving NGOs and churches / Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator.
Responsibility: David Hollenbach, editor.

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Presents an analytical framework for advocacy on behalf of refugees and internally displaced people. This book identifies the social and political conditions integral to the plight of refugees and  Read more...

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"This is a challenging, illuminating, and ground-breaking collection, representing the best of contemporary Christian ethical endeavor." -- Theological Studies

 
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